Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE fronts new campaign to recruit more Black STEM teachers

Lewis Hamilton’s charity Mission 44 and the education charity Teach First have partnered to launch STEM from Black – a new campaign fronted by Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE which aims to recruit and upskill 150 Black STEM teachers. You can view and download the 60 sec trailer here (to embed) and view the full film

Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE is a keynote speaker, presenter (Countdown), and co-founder of the award-winning social enterprise, Stemettes.

Anne-Marie voiced “STEM teachers are one of the most important things when it comes to future STEM talent. A huge part of this is about knowledge, having those basics and having those foundations. However, what’s most important is having teachers who can inspire, and connect and motivate pupils to take on STEM knowledge.”

Only 2.4% of the teaching workforce identify as Black, (GOV.UK, 2022) compared to 84.2% of teachers being White British.The STEM from Black campaign shines a light on the experiences of Black STEM leaders, celebrates their contributions to society, and encourages Black communities to join the STEM community by applying for the Teach First Training Programme.

The campaign also features Dwain Brandy, a successful managing director turned deputy headteacher, Nadine Bernard, head teacher and founder of Aspiring Heads, Professor Nira Chamberlain OBE, mathematics professor and Aqueel Morgan, Teach First science trainee.
Nadine Bernard, Headteacher and Founder of Aspiring Heads, comments “As a young person I felt that I was failed by the education system and as an adult I stepped into teaching in quite a naive way and have faced a number of challenges.”

Anne-Marie and Nadine are available upon request for an interview, let me know if this is of interest to you.

High-res campaign images available and bios available on request. If you’d like to view the longer trailer please let me know. The full film will be available here from 9 am tomorrow.
About Teach First
Teach First is an education charity who are fighting to make the education system work for every child. The Training Programme is a two-year, salaried teaching and leadership programme, culminating in the award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Leadership (PGDE).

About Mission 44
Mission 44 was founded by Sir Lewis Hamilton to transform the lives of young people facing disadvantage and discrimination. As a new charitable foundation with diversity at its core, we’re working to support young people to fulfil their potential.
They’re working to transform the lives of young people facing disadvantage and discrimination by:
funding great organisations and projects, scaling-up their work to help them reach more young people who need support
commissioning research to understand problems and what works in solving them
campaigning for change, working with young people to influence decision-makers.

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